Blockchain applications are tested in practice spaces unable to simulate the full range of scenarios under which the tech is expected to perform. As such, events such as Solana’s outage will likely continue to be a feature of blockchains and their applications.
Yesterday, a fraudulent press release announced that Walmart had partnered with Litecoin (LTC) to begin accepting payment in the crypto. LTC rose by as much as 39% on the news before paring losses in the aftermath.
Mastercard has announced its acquisition of Menlo Park-based crypto analytics and tracing firm CipherTrace. The deal signals broad ambitions for crypto by Mastercard and that its plans for the space are moving forward.
Attorneys working for the SEC are “seeking information about how investors use Uniswap and how it is marketed.” In an interview with the newspaper in August, SEC Chairman Gensler said DeFi projects aren’t immune to regulation.
Smart contract assets in the Top 10 have added an aggregate USD 172 billion to their market caps over the past month while BTC dominance is at 42%, its lowest point since early June. We review key market stats.